Saturday, October 15, 2016

Candy Corn

October seems to be flying by and before you know it, Halloween will be here.  I had some wood scraps sitting in a pile, so I decided to make some candy corn.  

I made myself a pattern in two different sizes.  

This was a "spur of the moment" project, and it fought me every inch of the way.  For starters, while I was cutting one of them out, it split right down the middle.  Thanks to a little super glue, you can't tell which one, can you?
Next, I started painting and didn't use a base coat/primer.  Needless to say, I needed many coats of paint.  Yes, it was my own fault!
 Finally, I got the paint to cover and I used a sponge to transition one color to the next.  Out came the sander and the candy corn was distressed!
Time for sealer.  While I was spraying, I ended up with a drip. Because I'm so patient - NOT - I decided to fine-sand it off and re-spray it.  Well, I made a mess of it!  Not to be out-smarted by a piece of wood, I drilled a little hole:
Pretty, huh?
I grabbed the glue gun and stole a flower from a basket - problem solved!

My "spur of the moment" project was complete.  At least I can say this 'candy' has no calories!!
Let this post be a lesson in 'all the things not to do'...in 2 words:

Primer & Patience!

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful week!

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22 comments:

  1. Love these - very cute! And nice idea to save your drip spot!

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    1. Thanks, Roseann. What is the saying? Desperation is the mother of invention???

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  2. The candy corn is adorable. Why is it some projects really try our patience? But you continued and created a cute vignette.

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    1. Thank you, Debra. This one really did fight me, but I do have to own my mistakes...LOL
      So glad you stopped by - come back again soon, won't you?
      Ann

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  3. These are seriously adorable. I would like to invite you to link up with us at Family Joy Blog Link Up Party this week. Check us out http://thinking-outside-the-pot.com/?p=3055

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    1. Thank you, Charlene. I'm happy to share at Family Joy!

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  4. Love your candy corn. So adorable.
    Thanks for sharing at Over The Moon party,
    Bev

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    1. Thank you, Bev. Glad you stopped by!

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  5. So simple! I love these! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW DIY party!

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    1. Thank you! I always enjoy visiting the DIY Party!

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    2. They are as cute as can be! What a great spur of the moment idea.

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    3. Thanks! Sometimes the 'spur of the moment' ideas are the best!

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  6. Very creative and oh so cute. Love your quote, this candy corn has no calories...LOL Thank you for sharing your cute project at DI&DI.

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    1. Always a pleasure to join your party. As for the calories, it's hard to find something without them, especially at this time of the year! 😉

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  7. So cute!
    Lisa @ https://hopewellslibraryoflife.wordpress.com

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  8. These are seriously cute :) Thank you for sharing with us at the To Grandma's house we go link party - pinned - hope to see you Wednesday when the next party starts!

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    1. Thanks, Tarahlynn. I will absolutely be there on Wednesday!

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  9. Super cute, Ann! Thank you for sharing @Vintage Charm!

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    1. Aww, thanks - happy to join you!

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  10. I LOVE candycorn decorations! These are too cute!

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    1. Thank you, Audra. They were fun to make - in spite of the set-backs!

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